17 Episode 17 "The Blade Knitted with Magic and Words...

Deeeeeeeaaaah! Don't underestimate the Kuro Knight!

 There was no time to stop them.
 Both of the demon villagers swung their clubs down at the same time.

"Nonsense. You lowly subhuman.

The Kuro Knight caught the two cudgels with his two shields.
 There was the sound of hammering iron.
 The cudgel I've strengthened won't warp easily. It will not break. The black knight is taking it in stride.
 It's a joke. Two demon adults with one blow.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.

 The black knight swung his spear with his two extra arms.

 I'm not sure what to do.

 My club caught the spear.

"Whoa? Brother!
Please stay back at .......

 I held his spear in place with my Ogre Force.
 The demon tribesmen backed down honestly.
I was hoping to take out the Kuro Knight as easily as possible, but I guess that's not an option.

You're here! I'm not sure what to make of that.

The Kuro Knight's eyes flashed behind his helmet.
 He seems to be smiling.

I'll give you credit for your memory, Kuro Knight.

 I said.
The Demon's Might is still intact. Changing position. The trees in the forest will be behind him.
 Yeah. So that's it.

It looks like you're the one I have to get rid of. A demon I can fight on equal terms with!
I think you're mistaken.

 I check the demon's magic gauge as I say this.

The only thing I was afraid of was you running away (・・・・・・・), that's all.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
It's not easy to fly around the forest looking for you when you've run away, right? I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. If I'd had more time, I could've done that. Too bad.
"Shut up!

The Kuro Knight's two remaining arms moved.

But what are you going to do? One demon will not stop me!

 He swung his shield and tried to slam it into my head...

"Infuse magic power...

 I raised the magic consumption of the "Demon Awakening".
 I'm going to shorten my transformation time and increase my arm strength to compensate.
 Originally, "Demon Awakening" was a skill that I used to get fired up when I wanted to exert myself to the fullest. In the original world, I could only raise my arm strength in a mood, but in this world...

 In this world, I should be able to actually double my strength by consuming magic power.

"Triple your magic power! "Triple Ogre Force!

 I swung the club.
 The tip of the club, which is as solid as metal, hits the shield of the Kuro Knight, bites into it, and smashes it!

I'm not sure what to do.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

 It crushed the black knight's gauntlet and crushed his palm. By that time, the Kuro Knight has another shield in front of the club... but this one is still powerful enough. I smash the second shield as well, and then I crush his second arm... and rip it off.

 With the same momentum, I raise the club and it crushes his horse's head... and goes through it.


 The horse collapses, screaming.
 At the same time, I heard the sound of metal cracking in my hand.


 The enchanted cudgel shattered. I guess I've reached my limit.

 What the hell is this?
"Do I need to tell you?

The more powerful the Ogre Force is, the shorter the transformation time will be.
I'm not sure what to do with it. If you use "Fear," it will be a quarter.
 With this blow, the demon seed's magic power has been drastically reduced. And even if you're using magic to strengthen your body, you'll inevitably have sore muscles if you go any further.

But ...... you're still alive? What a pain in the ass.

 I'm an amateur fighter.

 That's why I wanted to make it easy... to make sure I got him.
 I'm not a hero, I'm not a hero. I'm just an ex-second grader with a high capacity for reality. I'll take the easy way out.


The Kuro Knight still has two arms. And he's muttering something. Is that a ...... spell?

I'm not sure what to do.

 I immediately untransform. I'm back to normal. And...

And in the name of the deformed High King... the dragon species awakens!
"...... will not allow you to avenge the eighth heavenly goddess who sits in the upper heavens...
"Burn my enemies to the ground... O breath of the dragon! Breath of the Dragon!

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

I'm not sure what to do.

I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure what to do. But I'm faster.

"...... ohhhhhhhhh!

 The flames that erupted from my mouth enveloped his body.

It's the "Dragon's Roar (Breath)", the inner workings of the "Dragon Seed Awakening".
 The power is reduced to 50% in consideration of being counterattacked. I had to leave enough for the dragon scales.

It's ...... Kizama ....... What the hell are you?

 But still, it seems to have been powerful enough.
There's a hole in the left side of the Kuro Knight's body and his left arm is gone. It's a good thing he's still alive. It's a completely different creature from us, isn't it?

 The enemy's still coming towards us.
 One more shot of the dragon's roar and we'll take it out. But I'd like to think of an easier way to do it in case I can't use "Dragon Seed Awakening". For example...

Activate. Naming Breath.

 I decided to use the third slot of the power of words, Naming Breath.
 I've already decided what I'm going to 'enchant'.
 I clenched my fist and brought it to my chest...

"'Tell my fist. "My fist says, 'Your name is Seiken'... 'Accept similar words'... 'The attributes I give you'...

 I breathe in and then I say.

Inhale, then I say, "The right fist is the holy sword. Accept the king's naming!

 My fist flashed with light.
 My fist flashed with light. And golden magic power extended to form a sword less than a meter long.

The world of man is already over!

The Kuro Knight shouted.
 The Kuro Knight dismounted from his dead horse and came running towards us.

Our king will destroy man and subhuman and create a new world! Just as the great Kuro Flame Emperor had wished...
I don't care about that.

 I raised the Holy Sword and then lowered it.
 The sword made of magic power touches the spear of the Kuro Knight. And then I cut it in half.

I'm sorry, but I'm not like that.
I'm sorry, but I'm done with all that. I'm sorry, but I'm done with that sort of thing. I'll deal with you pragmatically.

The holy sword goes straight into the black knight's armor. Shoulder. Chest. Even the torso.
 Instead, the King's magic power is quickly diminishing.
 Just before it ran out, the sword sliced the Kuro Knight in half.

I'm just trying to protect my place and my family. That's all I want for Alaska.
I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm not sure what to do.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 The only thing left behind was a black crystalline body the size of a human head.
 Is this what high-ranking demons become when they die? .......

"Lord Shoma! I'm not sure what to say.

 I hear Lisette and Haruka's voices from across the forest.
 I don't know how long it's been since I've heard them fighting. The demons seem to have been wiped out.



What? Lysette......, what's wrong?

You're all right, aren't you? You're not hurt, are you? You're alive, aren't you?
I'm alive. Why?
What about the Kuro Knight of Meseroth?
Looks like your brother defeated him. Sister Liz.

 Haruka was holding up a crystalline body that had fallen to the ground.
 Is it safe to touch it? It.

I'm not sure if it's safe to touch. It's a formidable power. ......
"You're amazing after all, Shoma. How did you defeat the Kuro Knight?
With the Holy Sword.
"Holy Sword?

 Lysette and Haruka nodded their heads.
 Isn't there anything like that in this world? I see.

I've heard that in the treasury of the current emperor, the Dragon Emperor, there are various treasures and armor. ...... The holy sword ...... is a power that conflicts with black demons and black magic? You mean powers that conflict with black magic?
That's pretty much it, Lysette.
"...... Shoma-sama.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.
 I'm not sure what to say, but I'd like to know what you think.

I'm not sure if I'd be able to do this if I were you. I'm impressed.
I'm impressed that you have such power,.......

 In fact, I'm just a "little soldier with a little skill" in this situation.
 In the workplace, I'm like a new employee who doesn't know anything about the job or the client, but is good at using a computer.

"This time, I only defeated the enemy because they didn't know who I was.
"......, Mr. Shoma.
So, tell me a little more about this world later.

 My goal is to find a place to stay and survive until this turbulent world is over.
 To do that, I need to keep my surroundings peaceful.

 Fortunately, Lisette and her Hazama Village have accepted me. So me, Lisette and Haruka's goals are aligned. We both want peace in the village.

I quit fighting the world over 10 years ago.

 I quit fighting the world over ten years ago.
 You can try to change the world with your own unique abilities.
 All I can do is keep my neighborhood peaceful for now.

"Everyone in the village seems to be okay. It's thanks to you.

 Haruka's waving towards the forest.
 The demons who fought the demons are gathering there. They're all battered, but none of them are seriously injured. They're all smiling with their weapons in their hands.
 I'm glad to see that my "naming attributes" helped.

"......, I'm going to unstrengthen your weapons now. Okay?

 I said.
The King's magic gauge is about to run out.
The enchantments on the ultra-hard long sword and the metal club don't consume much magic, but the holy sword-like fist consumes a lot of magic because it's so powerful. It's so powerful that it consumes a lot of magic, to the point where you almost run out of magic.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 The skill you received from the Dragon Emperor is a little difficult to adjust your magic power.
 I'm not sure how the original dragon emperor was able to secure that kind of magic power.

"Thank you very much! My guest!

 Suddenly, a man from the demon tribe grabbed my hand.

I'm Haruka's uncle, Garunga. I can't thank you enough for saving my life when I was in danger. The way you defeated the Kuro Knight of Mesetrat was legendary, even for us demons!
"It was just luck, sir.

 I said.
 You can't expect me to do this every time.

Are you guys okay? Some of you have blood coming out of your arms. ......
"We are the demon tribe. I'm confident in my recovery speed!
"With all due respect, Mr. Garunga.

 "With all due respect, Mr. Garunga," Lysette said condescendingly.

I'm sure you're all tired from fighting since dawn. And some of you may have trouble fighting. I think it's better to leave a few people behind and send them back to the village, ...... Lizette said.
I agree with you, Liz.

 I agree with Liz.

I'm not sure what to do. The only thing left is the little black goblin. Then me and Liz can handle it. It would be nice if Uncle Garunga and one other person would come with us.


 Garunga and another burly-looking demon raised their hands.
 They're all smiling fearlessly. They're very motivated. Looks like work is fun.

"But ...... is there more to it?

 We killed the enemy. We killed the boss.
 All that's left is...

Oh, by the way, you said there was an enemy stronghold up ahead.
Yes. There's an abandoned castle deep in the woods that's become a nest of black monsters.

 Lysette said.

We have to go and see if there are any more demon remnants.
"...... I see.

 I felt Lysette's voice trembling.
 When we first met at the Dragon Emperor's Temple, Lysette said she was afraid of fighting. I think she's trembling because I remember that.

 ...... How much magic do I have left?
 I'm not sure what to do. I've got about 30% left in the Dragon and Demon. I'm sure they'll recover if I keep walking. The demon hasn't awakened yet. It should come in handy soon.

Can I come with you?
Are you sure? Shoma-sama.

 Lisette looked at me in surprise.

I don't mind. I'm just curious to see what a demon stronghold looks like.
Thank you!

 Lysette nodded vigorously.
 To be honest, I'm not too keen on working with strangers. The only people I know in Hazama Village are Lisette, Haruka, and the children.
 Waiting idly at her house until Lysette and the others come back is uncomfortable, and talking to the friendly villagers is a bit tiring.
 I think I'd better go with Lisette and Haruka here.

We're going home.

 I heard the voices of the harpies above me.

"Oh. Thank you. Thank you for your help.
"Yes, yes, we're happy to help.

 The little harpies were laughing and spreading their wings.

I'll tell the villagers about this.
We'll be back to greet you soon!

 And with that, the harpies flew away.

 Then we saw them off as they returned to the village. Lisette, Haruka and the others waved to the villagers over and over again. After I waved next to them, I took a deep breath and recovered my magic power.
 After a while, we were ready to go. We decided to set off for the other side of the forest.